During July there were:
- 2 Friday night patrols
- 3 Saturday night patrols
- 5 Patrols totalling 26 hours of cover involving 16 Street Pastors
- 5 pairs of flip-flops given, 30 bottles of water, 2 Space blankets
- 400 lollies and Love Hearts
Here are some of the ways Street Pastors cared, listened and helped in July:
- Chatted with and gave water to groups of young people in Grove
- Called for a paramedic to assist a man
- Cleared litter from areas around Wantage and Grove
Street Pastor teams chatted to groups of young people especially at the Skate Park and Millbrook Square in Grove. We spent time chatting and gave lollies and bottles of water. We also cleared away lots of litter from the Skate Park and other places in both Grove and Wantage.
One of our teams came across a man that, according to his friends, had been on a drinking binge. He was unable to stand and his response level seemed to be deteriorating. We used an emergency space blanket to help keep him warm and called for an ambulance. We stayed with him and his friends until the ambulance arrived and was safely in the care of the paramedics.
As part of the local Community Alcohol Partnership we attended Sweatbox’s DylanFest. We chatted to young people and parents about our work and tried to highlight some of the dangers of alcohol consumption using ‘beer goggles’, which simulate being drunk and help to educate on some of the things than can go wrong when drinking. We also gave out resources to parents to help them talk about alcohol with their teenage children.